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Sugpo Asin Sea Salt by xroads
Sugpo Asin™ [sûg-pô ä-sin] is a bold, full-bodied sea salt, yet it wears its weight gracefully. This is a moist, naturally pink sea salt that originates from a sustainable dual crop system. Half the year the property is used as a shrimp farm – harvesting giant tiger prawns – the other half of the year, a salt farm. As a result of this farming method, the salt obtains a bold, briny flavor profile — a true flavor enhancer for fowl, fin and swine. Use for when you want that extra umpgh.

Variety: Philippine flor de sal. The structure of the xroads sea salts contain both the granular (sal gris) and flake (flor de sal) crystals. This composition provides texture from the hollow crystals while the flakiness melts immediately on the palate to yield instantaneous taste. As a result of extreme temperatures during salt season ranging in 100+ Fahrenheit degrees, crystals form instantaneously, creating hollow saline structures, a textural element that chefs appreciate. Furthermore, because of the temperature, the flor de sal flake is not separated but harvested as it forms. A combination of the granular and flake crystals creates a unique mouth feel while a rich balance of minerals and texture culminates in a salt crystal that is pleasing to the touch and palate.

The craft of salt making is one that is truly sustainable. Salt season in the Philippines is from Dec–May, during the "dry season". During the "rainy season", Jun–Nov, salt beds are flooded and used for shrimp and fish ponds. This method of farming creates biodiversity and allows the farmer to utilize the land for dual purposes. Due to the farming method of hand production and dependence on the weather, only limited quantities of sea salt are harvested.